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Obuda-Bekasmegyer
1.2 miles from Margaret Island
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Located in the oldest part of Buda, this restaurant first opened in 1899. Enjoy traditional Hungarian cuisine and relax to live Gypsy music, except on Mondays.
PRICE RANGE
$16 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

lovely atmosphere with beautiful live music!!! food incredible and caters ok to vegetarian. very pretty lay out of restaurant and cosy feel. excellent for families and friends. goulash 10/10 and can have cup or bowl sized, paprikash also very good. traditional cuisine but feels like...fine dining. waiters/waitresses speak english if needsMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner on February 24th with a group of friends, the food was of a medium-high standard but the service was terrible. The waiter pretended not to understand our requests and insulted us in the local language. The dinner had already been agreed weeks...before with unlimited beer and wine, but this was not the case. The water was not brought to the table until after several requests but by then both appetizers and first courses had already been served. We pointed this out to the owner and as we imagined he pretended nothing had happened and didn't even try to make up for the mistakes with a discount.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 29, 2024

a good experience in a tiny and nice place. The waiter was very nice and helpful despite languages issues. food is really good . we took a goulash. very tatsy.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 1, 2024 via mobile

Great first night at Budapest. We enjoyed the food, services and live entertainment. The staff was so attentive with great sense of humor which made the experience even more enjoyable.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 15, 2023

A lovely bistro type restaurant the food is of a high quality.I would advise booking as it is very popular place to eat.The menu choice is extensive and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 1, 2023

We had a delicious and authentic Hungarian meal at Kehli Vendeglo. We visited this restaurant on the first day of our trip and had a full three-course meal which included the infamous Gulyas soup, perfectly seasoned grilled white fish and turo gomboc to finish our...lunch. We arrived an hour early to our reservation but our lovely waitress, Orsolya, accommodated us right away and we were seated immediately. She was there to answer all our questions. My mom and grandma had no difficulty reading the Hungarian menu but the restaurant also accommodated English speakers with their fully translated English version of the menu. We cannot say enough kind words about Orsolya, she really made our experience memorable, we will definitely return and highly recommend this place to both locals and tourists.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 5, 2023 via mobile

Egy csodálatos estét töltöttünk itt el a párommal, remek és ízletes ételek társaságában. Az alaphangulatot az élő zene színesítette. Végigkóstoltuk az étlap kiválóbbnál kiválóbb finomságait a romantikus kockás abroszos kerthelyiségben, gesztenyefák árnyékában. Ákos, a felszolgálónk sziporkázó humorával és kedvességével bearanyozta az esténket! Köszönjük Kéhli, jövünk...legközelebb is! 😊 We spent a fantastic evening here with my partner. The mood was set by the live music while we tasted and tried the culinarily amazing dishes in the restaurant’s garden. This place has that typical old fashioned chequered pattern table cloths and surrounded by old trees which makes it fairly romantic. Our experienced waiter Ákos, was amazing in his duties and has great sense of humour, his kindness made our evening magnificent! We will definitely come back again! 10/10 would recommend!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 11, 2023 via mobile

Nice authentic Hungarian home style cooking. Paprikas csirke (chicken paprikas) with cucumber salad is very good, as are the fish dishes and crepes with chocolate sauce. Good location in Buda for larger groups. Service is old-fashioned (formal and polite, hurried and impersonal) but atmosphere makes...up for any gruffness. This is a historic restaurant with many illustrious guests, from the past as well as the present. Nice change from busy, touristy Pest side.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 18, 2023 via mobile

Excellent food. Beautiful setting. Great service. Usually service doesn’t equal great food here but this place has great staff and the best food. Been twice now in last 1.5 years. It’s our families favorite in all of Budapest.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 5, 2023

This is a lovely restaurant with a nice atmosphere and polite staff who managed to feed us although it was very busy. They did overcharge us unfortunately - there is a tendency to overcharge foreigners with the thought that they can afford it. Pity as...it was really worth it otherwise. I would still recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Gergely Cecei, Owner at Kehli, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2023

Dear panagiotak938, I'm really happy that you enjoyed your visit in our restaurant. On the other hand, I must strictly refuse your assumption we intentionally overcharge our clients. It is really hurtful, as it is against our business policy. If you didn't agree with your...More

Reviewed August 2, 2023 via mobile

Wonderful! The best meal we had In Hungary, and we had a lot of good food! The atmosphere and service was amazing and the food delicious. Well worth a visit!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 17, 2023

We had one of our best dinners of our trip at Kehli. My only complaint is that we were on the terrace and they allowed smoking and a table of others were smoking down wind from us (there is much more smoking in Budapest than...in the US). The food was delicious -- some a bit more local than most Americans are used to but there was more ordinary food there as well. It was very well done in a perfectly charming home from long ago - so the ambiance was fantastic.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 15, 2023

Lot of Mosquitos, Bad smell in outdoor tables. Indoor was better. The Food was OK. The waiters are in hurry.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 4, 2023 via mobile

I reserved a table for 5 people at 9.30pm, we arrived a few minutes earlier. Once we sit, there were people eating and ordering. The waiter came and told us we could only have a quick main each because the kitchen was closing, but nothing...was mentioned during reservation time about the kitchen closing so early. We politely asked if we could add starters to be served at the same time of the mains, but we were told no without further explanation or reason. It seems very unreasonable to me. We were not offered the dessert menù (kitchen shouldn't be a problem) and when we asked for coffee, we were told impossible it is too late. Finally we asked for the bill but no person came to let us pay, so we went at the counter where we waiting 15 minutes before a waiter came. The food was decent, very salty. The service it is really inadeguate.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 22, 2023 via mobile

We went to this place for corporate dinner. Food was good and delicious. Starter (bone) was really good. Than we had a soup ( fisherman’s), which was very good. For main I had catfish, it was average. And dessert was also average. Drinks: wine, beer...and polinka also good.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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charsh31
June 6, 2019|
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Response from Enrico0362 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I saw high chair around. It shouldn’t be a problem. It is a pretty big restaurant with many distinct areas. I’m sure they will help you. Enjoy!
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Response from Rock639 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Aida, I posted a review about the restaurant, I'm not the owner. However, I really recommend a meal there. Go hungry, the plates are big! James
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I'm sorry answering so late, but I'm on abroad and I haven't gót internet access so far... Honestly our menu is meat based, but we have salads. We aren't the heaven of vegans, but if you decide to visít us, we try to do our... More
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